Illinois Employers Continue to Be Sued Under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act

The Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”), which became effective in 2008, requires private entities to obtain consent before collecting an individual’s biometric information (information based on an individual’s biometric identifier used to identify an...

7th Circuit Rejects The EEOC’s Current Position Regarding Long-Term Leave As A Reasonable Accommodation Under the ADA

In Severson v. Heartland Woodcraft, Inc., Case No. 15-3754 (7th Cir. 2017), Plaintiff Raymond Severson took a 12-week leave under the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) due to serious back pain.  On the last day...

7th Circuit Rules That Title VII Prohibits Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination against an individual based on his/her “race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.”  Unlike some state anti-discrimination statutes, including the Illinois Human Rights Act,...